Sanders: America must guarantee health care 'as a right for all people'

Sanders: America must guarantee health care 'as a right for all people'
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In his opening remarks during tonight's CNN health-care debate, Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersWebb: Bernie Sanders announces his ‘new’ communism jobs, health-care plan A new progressive standard on campaign cash: It can't come from corporations Senate Health panel approves opioid bill MORE (I-Vt.) blasted Senate Republicans' latest attempt to repeal and replace ObamaCare by highlighting major opposition to the bill.
 
"Every major health association in this country, whether it is the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer's Society, every single major medical organization in this county think this proposal is a disaster," Sanders said.
 
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Sanders then said, "our job now is to defeat this disastrous proposal" and called for a bipartisan fix to the Affordable Care Act in the short-term
 
"Long-term, in my view, I speak only for myself, this country has to join the rest of the civilized world and guarantee health care as a right for all people," he said.
 
Sanders was debating Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP anxiety grows over Trump’s Iran decision Overnight Cybersecurity: Senators eye path forward on election security bill | Facebook isn't winning over privacy advocates | New hacks target health care Paul backs Pompeo, clearing path for confirmation MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyHenry Kissinger, Tim Cook among guests at White House state dinner GOP senator: Trump should have invited Dems to state dinner Trump has not invited Democrats, media to state dinner: report MORE (R-La.) alongside Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharOvernight Tech: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower meets House Dems | SEC fines Yahoo M over email breach | Senators unveil internet privacy bill Overnight Cybersecurity: Homeland Security official says Russia likely targeted more than 21 states | Senate approves Trump's NSA chief | Lawmakers unveil bipartisan internet privacy bill Senators introduce bipartisan internet privacy bill MORE (D-Minn.) as Republicans attempt to save their latest bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare.